A mushroom hunter found the body near East Holder Road in Washington County. Authorities believe the child died within the last week but have not released a possible cause of death. The body was found on April 16th in a heavily wooded area in southern Indiana and had been placed inside of a hard case Las-Vegas themed suitcase, state police said. Based on the information provided by the autopsy, Investigators believe the child is approximately 5 years old. He is described as a black male, approximately four feet tall, with a slender build and short haircut.
Investigators are now releasing the location where the child was located as the 7000 block of East Holder Road in Washington County. Tragically, the child was located inside a closed hard case suitcase. The suitcase has a distinctive Las Vegas design on its front and back and a photo is attached to this news release. Investigators hope this image will lead to more specific tips and the identification of the child.
Anyone with information is asked to call the toll-free number established for this case: 1-888-437-6432.